David L. Hare
David L. Hare
ANDOVER — The Rev. David L. Hare, 78, died Jan. 20, 2014.
He was born in 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of Frank Edward Hare and Edith Landis Hare.
He graduated from West View High School in Pittsburgh, Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
In 1960, he married Florence Colwell Hare of Pittsburgh.
Over the course of 28 years, he served Robinson Church in Washington County, Pa., Central Presbyterian Church in Brownsville, Pa., Cypress Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach, Fla., and First Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte, Pa.
He also worked to develop church school and youth programs.
In South Florida, he served as Moderator of the Presbytery, the governing body of the church. He also assisted in writing the first charter between the Presbyterian Church USA and Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. In Centre County, Pa., he served as president of the Home Health Agency and helped to establish the Hospice program and the hiring of the first Hospice nurse in that area. Later, he helped to establish the Hartford area Habitat for Humanity in Connecticut and served on a number of its committees.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Flo Colwell Hare; a son, Jeffrey S. Hare; a daughter, Amy L. Shea of Glastonbury, Conn.; a granddaughter; two brothers, Frank Hare of Amesville, Ohio, and Robert Hare of Peekskill, N.Y.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Jean Ringland.
A memorial service, led by the Rev. Jonathan Bliss, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Old Parish Church in Weston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Parish Church, PO Box 125, Weston, VT 05161, Attn: Tim Goodwin.